The University's compliance obligations for controls placed on militaristic and dual-use technologies are coordinated through Research Ethics and Integrity
Think you need to apply for a permit? See the complying with the Defence Trade Controls Act page.
Introduction to Export Controls
Regulation of export is not new, the Customs Act 1901 regulates the export of tangible goods and physical items. The Defence Trade Controls Act 2012 (DTC Act) was introduced to regulate the export or providing access to goods and technologies that are related to military or defence activities or are considered dual use by intangible means from Australia to a place outside of Australia. Defence Export Controls (DEC), a body within the Department of Defence, is the government office responsible for implementing this system of controls on defence and strategic goods and technologies.
The DTC Act allows Australia to meet its international obligations under a range of treaties and agreements (including the Biological Weapons Convention and the Wassenaar Agreement). The requirements of the DTC Act are aligned with those found in other similar jurisdictions.
The Defence Trade Controls Act and Research
How defence trade controls might affect your research, and the broad exceptions to controls
Complying with the Defence Trade Controls Act
Steps you might need to take to ensure that you comply with Defence Trade Controls
Scenarios to help you clarify your situation